News and Press Releases of DIW Berlin News and Press Releases en DIW Berlin SOEP publishes Annual Report 2023 - Scope and successes of the longest-running household survey - High-caliber research projects launched ]]> Wed, 10 Jul 2024 12:41:00 +0200 Data Release: The first Scientific Use File of the IAB-BiB/FReDA-BAMF-SOEP Survey “Refugees from Ukraine in Germany” is now available ]]> Mon, 01 Jul 2024 11:00:00 +0200 New PhD exchange programme ]]> Thu, 20 Jun 2024 04:13:00 +0200 David Kasprowski has successfully defended his dissertation ]]> Tue, 23 Apr 2024 06:21:00 +0200 SOEP alumn Jule Adriaans awarded Peter A. Berger Prize by the German Sociological Association ]]> Wed, 17 Apr 2024 12:16:00 +0200 Research Intern (m/f/div) for the project "Trade and the wealth of nations" The department of “Macroeconomics” at DIW Berlin is looking for a Research Intern (m/f/div), full-time, for the project Trade and the wealth of nations: A micro view since 1870”, a joint project with Adrien Matray (Princeton University)  and  Chenzi Xu (Stanford University) starting at the earliest possible date. The research intern will actively participate in an ambitious empirical research project that studies the composition of bilateral trade flows over the last 150 years. We have a particular focus on understanding which products of trade were detrimental versus beneficial for countries economic development over the last 150 years and the impact of geo-economic conflicts on critical resources.

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 12:21:00 +0200
SOEP RegioHub successful in “Leibniz ScienceCampus” competition ]]> Wed, 27 Mar 2024 11:32:00 +0200 Combatting pandemics together: funding for pioneering "Leibniz Lab" with SOEP participation ]]> Wed, 27 Mar 2024 11:29:00 +0200 Joint Economic Forecast Spring 2024: Headwinds from Germany and abroad: institutes revise forecast significantly downwards ]]> Wed, 27 Mar 2024 10:12:00 +0200 Call for the 1st German-Polish Ph.D. Summer School in Economics ]]> Wed, 06 Mar 2024 03:56:00 +0200 Best Paper Award 2024 for Robin Sogalla ]]> Wed, 06 Mar 2024 03:31:00 +0200 Best Conference Paper Award 2024 for Robin Sogalla ]]> Mon, 26 Feb 2024 08:01:00 +0200 Alexander Roth has successfully defended his dissertation ]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2024 03:18:00 +0200 Sanctions against Russia in 2014 had an effect, but their potential was far from being fully exploited ]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2024 09:49:00 +0200 Obituary for Gert G. Wagner ]]> Fri, 02 Feb 2024 05:38:00 +0200 Obituary for Gert G. Wagner ]]> Fri, 02 Feb 2024 05:18:00 +0200 Former DIW Berlin President Gert G. Wagner has Passed Away ]]> Tue, 30 Jan 2024 05:39:00 +0200 Marcel Fratzscher: „ECB failed to clearly communicate the need to cut interest rates this year“ DIW president Marcel Fratzscher on the results of today's meeting of the Governing Council of the ECB:

The ECB's decision not to cut the key interest rate yet is understandable and correct at this point in time. However, I would have liked to see clearer communication from the ECB pointing out the need to cut interest rates this year. It would have been helpful to signal a change in the interest rate cycle and the need for rate cuts in order not to jeopardize the goal of price stability in the medium term by pushing inflation below two percent.

Such forward guidance would have been important in order to improve financing conditions. After all, monetary policy is the biggest brake on economic growth in the euro area this year, especially for Germany. The German economy is unlikely to grow much this year and many companies are holding back on investment as financing conditions are very restrictive. This applies in particular to the construction sector, but also to many industrial sectors.

The risk of the ECB "undershooting" the two percent inflation objective in the next two years is now just as great as inflation remaining too high. Overall, inflation in the euro area has fallen faster than expected in recent months. Both the weaker economic development and the significant fall in energy prices are two of the main reasons.

The ECB is facing some very difficult years with strongly fluctuating inflation. This is because it is likely that geopolitical conflicts, problems in supply chains and adjustments in relative prices will repeatedly lead to temporary shocks to inflation. Wage trends are also likely to be very dynamic over the next two to three years, as employees will want to compensate for the considerable real wage losses they suffered in recent years. However, such an adjustment need not be problematic, especially as a sustained wage-price spiral is unlikely. The ECB must look through such temporary shocks and keep a closer eye on the medium and longer term.
Thu, 25 Jan 2024 03:15:00 +0200
Spitzenforschung zu Vermögensungleichheit im SOEP: Philipp Lersch wirbt renommierten ERC Consolidator Grant ein ]]> Tue, 23 Jan 2024 03:44:00 +0200 SOEP-IS: Selection of promising new modules – 2024 call for submissions suspended ]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2024 04:35:00 +0200